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Today's News

  • Live or fresh cut tree?

    So which type of tree reflects your holiday-style?  Do you get a fresh-cut, artificial or balled-and-burlapped?  Or do you just go out-of-town and let someone else do the decorating?  
    All are certainly acceptable but there are different rules that apply to each. Obviously, the artificial ilk has few restrictions but there are some things to remember if you get a fresh-cut or balled-and-burlapped tree for planting after the holidays.  

  • HMH food pantry donation
  • Viewpoint

    I attended a Lion’s Club meeting on Tuesday at noon and interviewed Shon Walker that evening. Those two events made me realize something that is probably true for most of us.
    Our middle school and high school years probably were the best years of our lives.
    At least, those are the years that are most nostalgic for us and created memories that have endured for a lifetime.

  • Hot Cranberry-Apple Cider

    Prep 10 min     Total 25 min     Servings 12

    Ingredients
    2 quarts apple cider
    1 1/2 quarts cranberry juice (not cocktail, no sugar added)
    1/4 cup packed brown sugar
    4 sticks cinnamon
    1 1/2 teaspoons whole cloves
    Spiced rum or cinnamon schnapps, if desired
    1 orange, thinly sliced

    Steps
    • In 4-quart saucepan, mix all ingredients. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 15 minutes. Strain.

  • 3M Donation
  • Swearing-in ceremony
  • Christmas parade to be held Dec. 8

    The annual Cynthiana Christmas Parade will meander through the streets of the Maiden City, beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8.
    Sponsored by the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce and Cynthiana Main Street, this year’s parade will feature a variety of floats, classic cars, tractors, the award-winning HCHS marching band and, of course, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.
    The grand marshal for this year’s parade will be former HCHS football standout Teddy Taylor.

  • M&M’s Pudding Cookies

    Prep 20 min     Total 1 hr 30 min     Servings 54

    Ingredients
    2 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup butter, softened
    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    3/4 cup packed brown sugar
    1 box (4-serving size) Jell-O™ vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    2 cups green and red M&M’s™ milk chocolate candies
    1 cup white vanilla baking chips

  • Cynthiana actor to star in Georgetown musical Dec. 1-3

    Betsy Smith,
    News Writer
    bsmith@cynthianademocrat.com

    Tired of tinsel? Sick to death of Santa? Over the elves? Take a break from the Christmas crazies! Load the kids into the ol’ Chevy and head on over to Georgetown for some ogre action.
    Dec. 1-3, the Georgetown College Maskrafters will present a family friendly musical, The Princess and the Ogre. There will be no elves, but there are several fun surprises in store in this colorful production.

  • Candidates begin filing for 2018 election

    Becky Barnes,
    Editor
    bbarnes@cynthianademocrat.com

    After having a year free of elections, 2018 will kick off with a bang.
    Every city and county elected positions will be open to fill.
    The candidate registrations began Nov. 8 and will continue through Jan. 30 at 4 p.m.
    Another approaching deadline is that to change party affiliations.  Those papers must be filed by Dec. 28.
    The clerk’s office will be closed for the New Year’s holiday beginning on Dec. 29.